ITU Coach Scholarship
Last edited on 23/04/13 at 1:51 pm
The primary objective of the scholarship programme is to identify and provide support, resources and expertise to athletes from emerging/developing National Federations to compete at World Cup, World Championship and Olympic level.
The primary objectives are:
- To increase the number of NF’s and athletes coming from emerging/developing NF’s competing at Continental Championships and ITU World Championships at U23 and Elite level.
- To increase the number of female athletes from emerging/developing NF’s represented at Continental Championships and ITU World Championships at U23 and Elite level.
- To increase the number of coaches from emerging/developing NF’s with the knowledge and ability to develop athletes from grassroots to an elite level.
Coaches selected for the scholarship programme will be carefully ‘placed’ in a programme commensurate with their specific needs in the interest of their progressive development to an elite level. Placements will vary in duration and form depending on the specific outline of the programme developed by the NF in conjunction with the ITU Development Director deemed to be conducive to the coach’s development needs.
Coaches who are to be considered for the scholarship programme will need to carry the support of their NF and also be currently working with national level athletes from their respective countries.
Coaches will need to be currently working with athletes from the NF and hold a responsible role within the athlete development pipeline plan of the NF.
The ITU Coaches Scholarship Programme has been postponed in 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications MUST be submitted by the National Federations.
Successful applicants (athlete and coaches) will receive the following:
- Placement within a High Performance Programme as determined in conjunction with the ITU Coaches Commission; ITU Development Staff; the athlete and the NF delegate designated to sport Development.
- An invitation to an ITU Camp or EADP opportunity held under the auspices of the ITU or another camp opportunity as determined by ITU and the respective NF.
- The amount of funding allocated to each athlete or coach will depend on the matching funds obtained by the NF from IOC Solidarity grants and to the programme outline submitted by the NF for each candidate.
Evaluation and Requirements of Recipients
The coaches selected will be tracked by duration of the placement and beyond and monthly reports will be required from the candidates and the mentor coaches.
Coaches who receive the ITU Scholarship will be required to present at least two (2) coaching clinics for a relevant target group of athletes/coaches in their respective region in accordance with the long term plan of their National Federation.
All recipients must make themselves available (within reason and without interfering with the athletes training, racing and school commitments) for interviews and photo sessions to promote the programme in their own country and internationally.
Definition and Explanation of National Federation Status
For the purpose of the ITU Development (Athlete and Coaching) we have categorised National Federations into three (3) categories:
- Olympic NF’s are those NF’s who had at least two competitors at the Beijing Olympics
- Emerging NF’s are those NF’s with only one or no competitors at the Beijing Olympics but have some representation at the World Championships in the Elite, U/23 or Junior Categories over the past two years.
- Developing NF’s are those NF’s with no representation at the World Triathlon Championships in the Elite, U/23 and Junior Categories in the past two years.
The Athlete and Coaching Development Programme specifically targets Emerging and Developing NF’s.